CNY Solidarity Coalition

United in defense of our community and our neighbors

Action Alerts – Week of September 28

Nobody Is Above the Law in Syracuse

CNY Solidarity members and supporters:

Please find below the weekly ACTION ALERTS from Indivisible NY24 and our legislative action teams.

The election is in 5 weeks. Following up on our conversation at yesterday’s meeting, I’m hoping that everyone on this email list will devote some time to helping folks register to vote (by Oct. 9), helping folks cast their votes (on or before Nov. 3), and/or helping to protect the results once everyone has voted.

Today (Sept 28)

Pass the Right to Know Act

The Syracuse Common Council is voting TODAY on the Right to Know Act, which would require Syracuse police officers to identify themselves, tell people why they’re being stopped, and ask for consent if a search is intended. See https://spaarc315.org/?page_id=41 for more info. 

The bill is on the Council’s agenda for today (9/28, 1 PM). If you live or work in Syracuse, please call the Common Council office (315-448-8466) or your District Councilor and ask them to support it. You can also attend the meeting via WebEx – find the link in the City Hall calendar:  (http://www.syrgov.net/City_Hall.aspx )

Tuesday (Sept. 29)

Text-Banking and Letter-Writing to Voters

Every Tuesday at 7pm, Indivisible NY24 will gather on Zoom while we reach out to voters in key states/districts targeted by Indivisible. Zoom link will be distributed Tuesday morning on the Indivisible NY24 email list. If you haven’t previously completed the online training, you can’t do the text-banking with this platform, but letter-writing is open to all. If anyone would prefer to try phone-banking with Indivisible’s platform, let me know and I’ll help you get set up.

Presidential Debate

The first presidential debate is scheduled for 9pm tonight.

Wednesday (Sept 30)

We’ve Got Less than Two Weeks to Register Voters for Nov. 3

Onondaga VOTES! continues to work on Syracuse’s South Side to register voters and to Get Out the Vote. If you’d like to volunteer go to this link https://signup.com/go/XZBRRWf to find all the dates, times and locations. Or email Joan Durant at joandurant69@gmail.com for a list of opportunities.

In addition, if you would like an 8.5 x 11 Get-Out-The Vote poster, designed by Elaine Denton, for your office, faith community, neighborhood businesses, etc., contact Elaine Wolf at elainewolf0148@gmail.com.

Thursday (Oct. 1)

Protect the Results

Over the past week, there has been substantial media attention devoted to the possibility that President Trump may try to contest or ignore the election results if he loses. (Note, e.g., Barton Gellman’s “The Election that Could Break America” and Jeffrey Toobin’s “The Legal Fight Awaiting us after the Election.”) If it comes to that, defending the election results may require mass, sustained, non-violent demonstrations nationwide. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up at https://protecttheresults.com/. This effort is led by a national coalition of progressive groups, including Indivisible. Signing up will allow you to be quickly informed of protest plans, locally and nationally. If anyone is interested in helping to organize local actions (again, if necessary), please let me know.

Friday (Oct. 2)

Call Katko Out on His Negative Ads

During the 2018 election cycle, Rep. Katko ran a series of offensive and misleading negative ads. He’s been doing so again this year, and they’ve been getting worse. He’s currently running one in which a dark figure in a hoodie holding a knife is shown while the ad warns of the release of “dangerous criminals” from prison. Katko approved the ad and it was paid for by the Katko for Congress Committee. It is reminiscent of the infamous Willie Horton ad of the 1988 George H.W. Bush campaign. If you’re disgusted by these ads, please take a moment to write a letter to the editor to the Post-Standard or another local outlet calling him out.

Saturday (Oct. 3)

Reach out to Voters in CNY

Dana Balter’s campaign has daily phone-banking events on Zoom and regular text-banking events as well. Many of the events are run jointly with other local progressive campaigns. Check the list here and sign up. 

Sunday (Oct. 4)

Text-Banking with Indivisible for Dana

If you’ve been trained and set up on TextOut (Indivisible’s text-banking platform), join Indivisible members throughout NYS in texting CNY voters to support Dana Balter. The event will run from 2-8pm, with shifts starting at 2, 4, and 6pm. Zoom link will be provided on Indivisible NY24 email list.

Save the date for these upcoming events:

Tue., Oct. 6, 7pm: Indivisible NY24 Text-Banking and Letter Writing. Every Tuesday at 7pm, we’ll gather on Zoom while we reach out to voters in key states/districts targeted by Indivisible. Zoom link will be distributed Tuesday morning on the Indivisible NY24 email list. You can only participate in text-banking if you’ve completed the online training, but letter-writing is open to all.

Wed., Oct. 7: The Vice Presidential debate is scheduled for 9pm.

Fri., Oct 9: Today is the in-person and postmark deadline for voter registration in order to vote on Nov. 3. More details here.

Sun., Oct 11, 3-4pm: CNY Solidarity meeting via Zoom.

Tue., Oct. 13, 7pm: Indivisible NY24 Text-Banking and Letter Writing. Every Tuesday at 7pm, we’ll gather on Zoom while we reach out to voters in key states/districts targeted by Indivisible. Zoom link will be distributed Tuesday morning on the Indivisible NY24 email list. You can only participate in text-banking if you’ve completed the online training, but letter-writing is open to all.

Thu, Oct. 15: The second presidential debate is scheduled for 9pm.

Tue., Oct. 20, 7pm: Indivisible NY24 Text-Banking and Letter Writing. Every Tuesday at 7pm, we’ll gather on Zoom while we reach out to voters in key states/districts targeted by Indivisible. Zoom link will be distributed Tuesday morning on the Indivisible NY24 email list. You can only participate in text-banking if you’ve completed the online training, but letter-writing is open to all.

Thu, Oct. 22: The third presidential debate is scheduled for 9pm.

Sat., October 24, 202010:00AM – 3:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Sun., October 25, 2020: 10:00AM – 3:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.Sun., Oct 25, 3-4pm: CNY Solidarity meeting via Zoom.

Mon., October 26, 2020: 10:00AM – 6:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Tues., October 27, 2020: 12:00PM – 8:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Tue., Oct. 27, 7pm: Indivisible NY24 will host either our weekly text-banking and letter-writing session or a regular meeting on Zoom. Details TBA.

Wed., October 28, 2020: 12:00PM – 8:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Thurs., October 29, 2020: 10:00AM – 6:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Fri., October 30, 2020: 10:00AM – 6:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Sat., October 31, 2020: 10:00AM – 3:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Sun., November 1, 2020: 10:00AM – 3:00PM: Early voting available in Onondaga County. Sites in Camillus, Clay, Dewitt, Lafayette, and Syracuse. More details here.

Tue., Nov. 3: Election day. Polls open 6:00am-9:00pm.

Sun., Nov 8, 3-4pm: CNY Solidarity meeting via Zoom.

Sun., Nov 22, 3-4pm: CNY Solidarity meeting via Zoom.

Sun., Dec 6, 3-4pm: CNY Solidarity meeting via Zoom.

Sun., Dec 20, 3-4pm: CNY Solidarity meeting via Zoom.

Sun., Jan 10, 3-4pm: CNY Solidarity meeting via Zoom (Annual Meeting).

Today and every day, be sure to follow us online and on social media. Check out our Website and our Instagram. Follow us on Twitter: @CNYSolidarity and @IndivisibleNY24 and Facebook: www.facebook.com/cnysolidarity/  and www.facebook.com/groups/IndivisibleNY24

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In Solidarity,

Tom

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